Jun 13 2018

Easy Empanadas

By Mary Markel for The Island Connection Makes 30 “The filling for this recipe only requires about ¼ lb of ground beef. I go ahead and make a larger batch and serve the excess filling for a taco salad or chalupas. I usually freeze the empanadas and bake from frozen for easy entertaining.”  Ingredients:  1 …

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Jun 13 2018

Hurricane Season 2018 Blows In

By Dave Williams for The Island Connection The easiest way to look into the future is to take a gander at the past. The last two hurricane seasons in the Lowcountry, have been impacted by at least a few tropical systems, the most notable of those being Matthew (2016) and Irma (2017). Matthew was a …

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Jun 12 2018

Sea Islands Hunger Awareness Foundation Celebrates

By Jim Bannister for The Island Connection Photos by Jada Phillips On the heels of its very successful Gullah Celebration held recently at Freshfields Village, the Sea Islands Hunger Awareness Foundation (SIHAF) held a gala celebration of its own by hosting a Volunteer Appreciation Party on Saturday evening, June 2 at Sweetgrass Gardens on Plow …

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Jun 12 2018

Protect Your Home From Storm Damage

By Henry Hay for The Island Connection With recent hurricanes Matthew and Irma and another busy season predicted, more people are interested in protecting their homes and businesses. After Katrina in 2005, there was a huge increase in demand for home hurricane protection and inquires into hurricane protection have continued over the last two years, …

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Jun 11 2018

Saving Lives Through Sales

By Gregg Bragg, Senior Staff Writer For The Island Connection The Charleston Animal Society has been saving homeless Lowcountry animals since 1874. The old dog’s newest trick is opening the Second Chance Resale Store and Adoption Center. CAS took possession of the old Block Buster facility located at 5101 Ashley Phosphate Rd., on June 1. …

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Jun 11 2018

Cunningham Runs Against Sanford

By Gregg Bragg,  Senior Staff Writer for The Island Connection Joe Cunningham is a College of Charleston graduate, an ocean engineer, and Charleston based attorney. He’s also a candidate running for South Carolina’s District 1 congressional seat. Upon recent inquiry, campaign manager Mariah Hill responded to questions on behalf of Joe Cunningham. Asked about the …

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Jun 09 2018

Don’t Forget To Vote Tuesday, June 12!

Staff Report for The Island Connection The Republican primary election for the District 9 Council race will be held this Tuesday, June 12 from 7 a.m.-7 p.m at Kiawah Island Municipal Center 4475 Betsy Kerrison Parkway. Kiawah and Seabrook make up an important part of Charleston County Council’s District 9 jurisdiction and a good voter turnout can be determinative in …

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Jun 08 2018

Former Charleston County Register Of Deeds Endorses Tom Hartnett Jr.

By Christian LeBlanc for The Island Connection Former Charleston County Register of Deeds Charlie Lybrand has endorsed the Tom Hartnett Jr. for Register of Deeds campaign. “I am proud to endorse Tom Hartnett Jr. for Charleston County Register of Deeds. As the former Register of Deeds (formerly RMC), I know that Tom plans to build …

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Jun 07 2018

New Catch Limit For Red Drum To Address Overfishing

By Erin Weeks for Island Connection Red drum, redfish, spottail, channel bass – South Carolina’s most popular saltwater gamefish goes by many names and plays a key role in the coastal economy and ecosystems. In recent years, state biologists have documented a declining trend in the state’s red drum population, which has been underscored by reports from …

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Jun 07 2018

Marine Mammal Project Needs Volunteers

By Gregg Bragg, The Island Connection Sr. Staff Writer Mayor Pro Tem John Gregg presided over May’s Seabrook Island Town Council meeting. The sound of silence greeted a pair of ordinances scheduled for public hearings just prior to the start of the meeting. Gregg then moved through procedures, approved three sets of minutes, and jumped …

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